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Extreme Sewing

Well you have heard of extreme fishing and extreme ironing, well we have our own version extreme sewing. As we suspected more whipping needed to be done, this time on one of the sheets in operation. This involved hanging over the side to sew the yankee sheet under tension, great fun, I have never had to wear my life jacket to sew before. We are are looking forward to Tristan de Cunha to tomorrow. This is such a remote community we are all intrigued to meet them and go ashore. We have a book in board that tells us all about the history of the island and the residents. The islanders have 9 supply boats per year, and a few odd tourist boats like ours each year. There are circa 250 residents, the island is 5 miles diameter, and is basically a volcano with one small patch on the north side where it is flat and can sustain the community. There community is based around potato growing and fishing. The tourist walk around the village is to visit the potato patches.

Posted by AndyWi1son 09:56

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